Monthly Archives: November 2019

Reflecting on visiting immigration detention centres

How has visiting people in immigration detention changed over the last 10 years? Ali McGinley, Director of the Association of Visitors to Immigration Detention (AVID), looks back at the lasting significance of face-to-face support detention visitors offer and [...]

2022-10-05T11:08:19+00:00November 26th, 2019|

Consultancy advert: Project Director

22 November 2019 The Detention Forum is seeking an expression of interest from consultants to provide services as a new Project Director. The Detention Forum is an advocacy network of over 40 groups which challenges the UK’s use [...]

2019-11-25T10:44:52+00:00November 25th, 2019|

When hope is in short supply

Collaboration is all the rage, particularly among groups and charitable foundations who are looking for the magic solution that can achieve social justice – but what does it mean? How do we recognise and address cultural differences which [...]

2022-10-05T11:21:30+00:00November 19th, 2019|

Impressions of Morton Hall 

Morton Hall immigration detention centre is one of the lesser known centres. This blog shares some of the impressions of this particular detention centre which are hard to capture by simply reading monitoring reports.  Ali McGinely is Director [...]

2022-10-05T11:23:15+00:00November 18th, 2019|

My detention clothes

Safiyyah (not her real name) has lived in the UK with her family over ten years. She explains how she was suddenly detained with her sister at a reporting centre, then taken to Sahara Unit in Harmondsworth detention [...]

2022-10-05T11:24:36+00:00November 13th, 2019|

Let’s talk about Tinsley House

While Brook House immigration detention centre has achieved a certain level of notoriety after an investigative BBC Panorama documentary hit the news in 2017, a nearby centre, Tinsley House, is hardly talked about. Mishka, one of the Detention [...]

2022-10-05T11:25:20+00:00November 11th, 2019|

Welcome to this year’s Unlocking Detention!

In this, our sixth year, many of you will already be familiar with Unlocking Detention. But by way of introduction for newcomers, Unlocking Detention is a ‘virtual tour’ of the UK’s vast immigration detention estate. Using Twitter, Facebook [...]

2022-10-05T11:26:12+00:00November 11th, 2019|
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